|A Happy Thanksgiving with Michael Happy, Art Waves #2|
Shakespeare and Northrop Frye scholar Michael Happy generously agreed to come down to the Art Waves studio on Thanksgiving, thus creating a truly Happy Thanksgiving for all our listeners. With eloquent enthusiasm, Michael Happy talks about his passions, and brilliantly answers the old question, why is Shakespeare still relevant? Listen to this edition of Art Waves anytime you are in need of an energy boost for your brain.
Keywords: Shakespeare; Northrop Frye; literature; scholarship
|Jeffery Donaldson, Art Waves #118|
Writer and McMaster professor Jeffery Donaldson finds his Tourette's tics both a blessing and a curse, but for a poet they are definitely in the former category. His third collection, Palilalia, as well as his recently published fourth, Guesswork, both explore repetition and echo in ways that perhaps only a Touretter could. The reader/listener is likely to feel something of a tic in wanting to hear his beautiful poems again and again.
Keywords: Northrop Frye; Tourette's; palilalia; metaphor; Amy Clampett; Don McKay; Jan Zwicky; W.H. Auden
|237 Jeffery Donaldson ( Dec. 14, 2014)|
Jeffery Donaldson returns to Art Waves with his new collection of essays on poetry and poetics entitled Echo Soundings. For a lively discussion of ghostly encounters with mentors in poetry, the current renaissance in Canadian poetry, and all things poetic and spiritual, drop a stone of attention into this hour of Art Waves.
Keywords: Karen Schindler; U. of T. Quarterly; W.H. Auden; John Terpstra; Mark Strand; Marianne Moore; James Merrill; Northrop Frye; Wallace Stevens; Margaret Avison; Adam Getty; Aaron Allen; Sheldon Zitner